NCR Project Monaro
Published on May 10th 2020 in

Holden ‘Project Monaro’ Winner

The time has come to announce the lucky winner of Project Monaro.

Project Monaro, was an exciting custom-build of an iconic VZ Holden Monaro. The team at Holden, gave a 2004 CV8 Monaro a full makeover, with their designers, engineers and key build partners redefining the car. Genuine Holden & ACDelco parts were used to bring the car back to life with some special modifications making this car truly unique. You can watch the complete build of the car in the video series here.

The response to the car and the competition was unbelievable, with nearly half-a-million entries in the running to win and close to a million views across all of the videos online  But of course, there can only be one winner. To see Craig Lowndes announce the winner of Project Monaro and also the Ultimate Holden Garage Prize, watch the following video:

Congratulations to all the winners throughout the whole Project Monaro campaign:

Project Monaro:

Littlewood’s Smash Repairs, Parkes NSW

 Lowndesy’s Ultimate Holden Garage:

Randall’s Smash Repairs, Maitland NSW

Monthly RBHRT Voucher Winners:

  • Mr Terry Halpin, Halpin Motors, St George QLD
  • Mr Jason Soderblom, Palmerston ACT
  • Mr Steve Kalfat, M K A L Auto Electrical, Croydon VIC
  • Mr Gavin D’Cruze, Adelaide City Jeep, Thebarton SA
  • Mr Bruce Ellis, Meltham Motors Car Craft, Bayswater WA
  • Gillian Logan, May of Plenty Collision Repairs NZ
  • Mr Peter McCormack, McCormacks Auto Service, Sandgate QLD
  • Ms Karen McDonald, Swansea Smash Repairs Pty Ltd, Caves Beach ACT
  • Mr Scott Reddy, United Panel Works, Mildura VIC
  • Mr Eric Giro, Plaza Crash Repairs, Holden Hill SA
  • Mr Simon Bevilacqua, Pieros Panel & Paint, West Perth WA
  • Mr Stephen Springthorpe, Dunedin NZ
  • Mr Wayne Bretherton, Acacia Automatics Transmission Service, Coopers Plains QLD
  • Mr Rob Browning, COD Automotive, Wagga Wagga NSW
  • Mr Alf Melideo, Hossack Smash Repairs Ltd, Coburg North VIC
  • Mr Claude Place, Pacetech Automotive, Magill SA
  • Mr Bill Lee, Bill Lee Automotives, Osborne Park WA
  • Janet Ann McLennan, NZ
  • Mr Ted Goodwin, Gold City Panel Beating, Charters Towers QLD
  • Megan Stewart, Broken Hill NSW
  • Noel Gerard Boucher, Newborough VIC
  • Anthony Davill, Greenwith SA
  • Mark McGuire, Busselton WA
  • Kylie & Garth Henderson, NZ
  • Mr Mike Searston, Mike’s Panel & Paint, Gladstone QLD
  • Ms Susan Hawley, South Coast Online Parts, Kiama NSW
  • Mr David Fulton, Dukes Body Works, Cranbourne VIC
  • Mr John Jakutvicius, Double O Crash Repairs, Mount Gambier SA
  • Mr Peter Gervett, Gino’s Panel & Paint, South Fremantle WA
  • Mr Vern Pilott, Pilott Automotive, Tokoroa NZ
  • Mr Gary Morse, Morse Panel Works, Gracemere QLD
  • Mr Andrew Damme, Batkin & Damme Smash Repairs, Wagga Wagga NSW
  • Mr Leigh Kellet, Kellett’s Wheels & Tyres, Shepparton VIC
  • Mr Craig Norris, CJ’s Mechanical Servicing, Holden Hill SA
  • Mr Brad Searle, Welshpool Auto Service, Welshpool WA
  • Mr Ronnie Sheddan, NZ
  • Mr Mike Searston, Mike’s Panel & Paint, Gladstone QLD
  • Mr Muhammad Hassan, Novocastrian Smash Repairs, Kotara NSW
  • Mr Terry Smith, O’Dell Panels, Seaford VIC
  • Mr Phillip Sebery Luff, Hillbank SA
  • Mr Chris Alderman, Rockingham Mitsubishi, East Rockingham WA
  • Miss Nikki Parris, Electrical & Machinery Services, Rotorua NZ
  • Ms Annette Sprenger, Kingaroy Bodyworks, Kingaroy QLD
  • Mr Tony Peat, Vanderpoel Smash Repairs, Wyong NSW
  • Mr Dillon Bell, Blue Peter Motors, Mornington VIC
  • Mr Rick Gatter, Rick’s Automotive Repairs, Morphett Vale SA
  • Janel Nelson, Beldon WA
  • Miss Michelle Lawson, Rotorua Forest Haulage, Rotorua NZ
  • Scott Doney Autos, St Mary’s NSW
  • Dawson Payne, NZ
  • Boonah Panel Repairs, Boonah QLD
  • Plaza Crash Repairs, Holden Hill South Australia
  • Mr Chris Mack, VIC
  • Warren Bishop, WA

The 2004 Holden VZ CV8 Monaro restoration is a credit to many organisations and individuals who worked on the project, among whom were:

ACDelco Drag Racing Team:     the V8 engine

Auto Image Interiors:                upholstery and interior

B&A Motor Body Repairs:         bodywork and paint

Bridgestone Australia:              tyres

Eagle Auto Parts:                        exhaust system

HP-EVOK3D:                                 customised 3D printed parts

PPG Industries:                           the one-off colour, Panorama Blue Suede

Sachs Performance:                  suspension

South Morang Holden:            mechanical overhaul

Editor: Project Monaro is a credit to the team at GM Holden and it really does touch the heart and soul of the Australian motoring enthusiast. Check the full review and the June issue.

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